There is an insatiable demand for high quality media across virtually every industry today. The proliferation of distribution channels, catalyzed by the internet and social media, is causing an explosion of content. At the same time new (and larger) formats are constantly being developed.

Organizations waste significant time and money organizing, searching for, then often failing to find their media assets. Research indicates that $8,000 per year is wasted per media professional and that more than a third of media searches fail without effective media asset management.

Unlike many asset management systems CatDV is easy to learn and deploy, has one of the lowest costs of ownership in its sector, has great support and an unrivaled ability to integrate with other products, platforms, formats, hardware and software.

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Interested in Comparing CatDV Desktop Versions?

A complete list of features is described in this product matrix.


CatDV Standard Edition

Single user, stand-alone logging and cataloguing.

available for Macintosh and Windows

Designed for anyone who uses a DV camcorder or digital camera. CatDV 10.0 Standard Edition is the ideal low cost tool to help you keep track of all your media. Available for Mac and Windows, allowing you to work seamlessly across both environments.

  • Build up thumbnail catalogs with searchable metadata and log notes
  • Automatically split a DV movie into separate shots
  • Create and manage preview versions of your footage to use when the originals are offline
  • Present slide shows of selected stills or clips
  • Export clips to a different codec or as a web page

CatDV Professional Edition

Integration with editing systems. More sophisticated import/export and search.

available for Macintosh and Windows

CatDV 10.0 Professional Edition adds many features of particular interest to production houses and professional users over and above CatDV's core features.

  • Excellent integration with Final Cut Pro and other professional editing systems
  • Built in sequence editing, to create rough cut edits from the convenience of your asset management tool
  • Unlimited user-defined metadata attributes to annotate clips
  • Enhanced search dialog, with multiple conditions and logical expressions, named filters, and regular expressions

CatDV Workgroup Server

Up to 5 CatDV clients can work together.

available for most common server platforms including Linux, Windows and Mac OS X

CatDV Pro with the Workgroup Server uses a powerful client-server architecture and a central shared database, allowing media catalogs to be searched and updated by multiple users concurrently.

  • The CatDV Workgroup Server is a separate server program that 'clients' (the CatDV Professional Edition application) connect to via a local area network
  • Clip metadata and thumbnails are stored in a central SQL database
  • No need to change your file organization and workflow - media files are stored on your network or digitized from tape when required as you would previously, but CatDV helps you locate them quickly and effortlessly

CatDV Enterprise

For larger deployments with more sophisticated security and search needs

available for Macintosh and Windows

If you work in a large department or production facility, CatDV Enterprise Server gives you all the benefits of CatDV Professional Edition and the Workgroup Server but with the option of applying controls so that users only see and work with files relevant to their current project, along with other tools to simplify sharing data within the team.

  • Authentication and logging
  • Configurable access control, with a flexible users, groups and permissions model
  • Server-based handling of preference settings to ensure that everyone working on a production has the same settings such as pick list values or preview settings
  • No need to change your file organisation and workflow - media files are stored on your network or digitized from tape when required as you would previously, but CatDV helps you locate them quickly and effortlessly
  • Shared group documents, such as a To Do list or production ‘blog’
  • Tape library management (in conjunction with optional barcode reader)
  • Shared clip lists and smart folders
  • Extra tools to simplify browsing clips on the server

CatDV Pegasus

Pegasus is the premium CatDV client.

available for Macintosh and Windows

Building on the foundation of CatDV Enterprise, Pegasus has a number of capabilities over and above the other CatDV desktop clients. Pegasus can co-exist with CatDV Enterprise clients and is available as a stand-alone product.

  • Includes built in support for MXF and archiving plus a brand new solution for integration with Avid Media Composer. It also includes metadata support for Red Epic files
  • You can perform custom actions can be used at all stages of your workflow
  • Built in archiving allowing you to conduct desktop archiving without support of the Worker Node
  • Perform conditional actions, such as only perform a transcode if the proxy file doesn’t exist, or check whether a file can be opened by QuickTime or FFmpeg before deciding which exporter to use
  • Native file playback
  • Roundtrip Avid integration. CatDV Pegasus provides a complete Avid workflow solution within CatDV

CatDV Web Clients

CatDV Rich Web Client - For rapid or Internet based deployments.

CatDV Simple Web Client - For browse only access.

CatDV Browse Client - Providing rich, read-only access to networked deployments

available for Macintosh and Windows

The new CatDV Web Client extends access to the CatDV database to anybody with a web browser. There is no need to install special software on the desktop, making it easy to deploy to a large number of users.

  • Use Enterprise Server users, groups and permissions to log on and determine which assets the user can access
  • Optionally allow anonymous access to users who haven’t logged on
  • Display a list of catalogs on the server, organised into logical folders
  • Display a list of smart folders that give instant access to clips matching a particular query
  • Perform complex queries based on clip name, logging fields, status, date and format
  • Easily perform web-style queries across the whole database by typing keywords into the quick search field
  • Define new smart folders and save them to the server
  • Display clips that match a query or are in a catalog and switch between thumbnail and list views

CatDV Live Capture Plus

With Live Capture Plus you can easily capture an entire DV tape to disk, either at full DV resolution or using various compressed, lower quality preview formats. And if you use CatDV you can build up a CatDV catalog as a permanent and searchable record of your tapes' contents by directly creating previews and entering log notes in a single pass

  • Full DV device control
  • Advanced, patent-pending capture technology
  • Automatic retry if dropped frames or tape errors are detected, ensuring frame perfect captures every time (even when capturing to a slow external drive)
  • Automatic capture of an entire tape or a programmed section between specified In and Out points
  • Automatically split the capture into a separate file for each scene if desired
  • Capture as a raw DV stream, MPEG4, or using any QuickTime codec
  • Compress clips in background while capture is in progress, automatically pausing tape if necessary
  • Build up a thumbnail catalog and type in logging comments while a tape is playing
  • Operate as a standalone application or integrated with CatDV
  • Automatic handling of timecode resets
  • Automatic date-based grouping of clips belonging to the same subject
  • New capture architecture guarantees perfect lip synch
  • Powerful yet intuitive user interface

~ With CatDV The Possibilities Are Endless ~

CatDV is designed for stand-alone and networked operation. It is highly scalable so it meets the needs of everyone from individuals through to studios and large production houses.

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